|What's up with DuraAce?||Applejuice|
Feb 20, 2003 12:09 AM
|Is DuraAce due for a major revamp?
I'm wondering because it hasn't changed much in at least a couple years. Moreover, XTR just came out with a MAJOR overall. Performance Bike has lowered their DA components products almost across the board - which always make me suspicious.
Is something in the pipe?
|re: What's up with DuraAce?||y2kcipher|
Feb 20, 2003 12:20 AM
|I think they're just going to keep it 9 speed because if they went 10, they'd be copying C-Record, and if they went with Carbon levers, cranks and derailleurs; again, they'll be copying Record. So why don't you just go with C-Record?|
|re: What's up with DuraAce?||FORT-driver|
Feb 20, 2003 3:38 AM
rumours are about 10 speed and new xtr type crank set with the bearings outside of the bottom bracket in the crank arms.
|re: What's up with DuraAce?||cyclopathic|
Feb 20, 2003 4:58 AM
|I was honestly surprised how smooth new XTR cranks are comparing to old ones. If DA as good it's definitely worth waiting.|
|re: What's up with DuraAce?||ParticleMan|
Feb 20, 2003 9:08 PM
OK THIS IS IT-
I just got the inside information from someone who just got back from a trip to Japan with Shimano riders and mechanics.
New Dura Ace group is ready - in production already, and to be distributed this year..not sure exact release dates.
New 10 speed gearing
New cranks - like XTR [as FORT-driver described]
Less weight overall, Titanium parts
New 'Crab Claw' style STI levers
Price: not sure about that, Shimano is working on it for now, as there is still lots of stock of Duras Ace 9 speed.
Shimano Dura Ace seatpost
New DURA ACE WHEELS - Lightweight, no more spokes on rims, and look similar to Thorius Wheels.
Ok, hope this helps!!
|any carbon? nm||DougSloan|
Feb 21, 2003 7:25 AM
|re: What's up with DuraAce?||macalu|
Feb 20, 2003 4:36 AM
|According to www.lancearmstrong.com the pros will be running DuraAce 10 speed this season, but it will not be available to the general public (you and me) till later this year.|
|re: What's up with DuraAce?||spuncrazy|
Feb 20, 2003 6:11 AM
|The shift levers will be reach adjustable like the R-600 levers.|
Feb 20, 2003 8:15 AM
|How's this for some speculation ~ I read somewhere recently that there is a possibilty of an 11 speed!|
Feb 20, 2003 9:34 AM
|I heard a credible rumour that the 10 speed set-up that Postal will run this year is an adaptation of the 11 speed group to be debuted at Interbike. Word has it that there's a funky chain design to accomodate closer together cogs.|
|re: funky chain design||Straightblock|
Feb 20, 2003 10:09 AM
|A while back someone posted a picture supposedly of Shimano's patent on a chain with bizarre arched links for 11-14 cog drivetrains. Anyone have the pic?|
|It's findable on uspto.gov||TJeanloz|
Feb 20, 2003 11:52 AM
|A variant of that chain design is rumored to be going on the new D-A, instead of arched links, it supposedly has some kind of alternating hi-low link system.|
|This just in:||Applejuice|
Feb 20, 2003 5:03 PM
HOT! Let the speculation begin! We're finally allowed to let you know the first official word from Shimano on their next generation road group.
Dura Ace®, will be completely renewed. The new 10-speed system has been developed under the concept of Speed, Smooth and Strength and this will be reflected in the product with its super-light weight, high durability and high efficiency. There will be no need to modify frame dimensions to accommodate New Dura Ace®.
Interesting stuff that only answers one question, the number of speeds... we'll keep you informed as best we can!